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I want to remove a false diagnosis of bipolar?

I want to remove a false diagnosis of bipolar?

New Evaluation: If you are concerned about the accuracy of a past diagnosis the best thing to do would be to seek out a second opinion or new evaluation from a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...Read more


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Iv had two brain tumour s removed in 14 years will that make my bipolar worst?

Iv had two brain tumour s removed in 14  years will that make my bipolar worst?

Not necessarily: It all depends upon what kinds of tumors, what size, and which locations. Since bipolar doesn't come from "one spot" in the brain, you're most likely to be ok. ...Read more

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Could i get advice for recent bipolar diagnosis.?

Could i get advice for recent bipolar diagnosis.?

Yes: Have you sat down with your doctor who made the diagnosis? That will be a good starting point in terms of getting useful advice, because you will need to work very closely with your doctor to manage the disease over a long period of time. This is a chronic disease that needs to be treated through prevention of relapse. Good luck! ...Read more

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Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?

Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?

No: The two phases are due to abnormalities is separate brain structures. There is no personality "separation." it can look that way because the mood changes are often unpredictable and quite different. ...Read more

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Have a fruend with bipolar, took herself off meds and seems to be doing well. Wondering if i can do the same? Nearly same diagnosis & am sick of meds!

Beware: Medications only treat bipolar disorder they cannot cure the condition. We benefit will only last wihile treatment is continued course of illness very greatly from individual to individual untreated the duration between episodes can be months or even years prevention is the key because recurrent episodes can be more severe harder to treat and take longer to recover from. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prove a diagnosis of mania or bipolar disorder?

Is it possible to prove a diagnosis of mania or bipolar disorder?

Prove To Who?: Mania is a cluster of symptoms that occur over seven days (or less if hospitalization or incarceration is required). You cannot prove that the mania was not drug induced but if a drug test and thyroid function is normal and there was no head trauma it is widely accepted to be a bipolar mania. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a diagnosis of cyclothymia and bipolar disorder?

Is it possible to have a diagnosis of cyclothymia and bipolar disorder?

Cyclothymic : Cyclothymic disorder is a subtype of bipolar disorder often ignored. Current evidence indicates that cyclothymic disorder is a prevalent and highly impairing disorder on the bipolar spectrum. In fact perugi et al 2011 found impulsivity could be associated with comorbidity with cyclothymia. Impulsivity often can lead to drug addiction, job loss, loss of relationship and impaired judgement. ...Read more

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Can you confirm a bipolar diagnosis with an imaging procedure, like a (spect) or (meg) scan?

Can you confirm a bipolar diagnosis with an imaging procedure, like a (spect) or (meg) scan?

No: Many studies are ongoing with respect to the functional imaging techniques of SPECT, MEG, PET, and fMRI, in order to better understand psychiatric condition such as bipolar disorder. However, to date ruling in (or out) such diagnoses is not possible on the basis of any form of imaging study. ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder mean for a young person?

What does a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder mean for a young person?

Better prognosis: Early intervention prevention of many factors early treatment genetic marker recognition prevention of all the factors and avoid those sleep regulation destigmatising mental health educating themselves as they do on cell phone on their 2 pound computer called brain and treating it early so they won't mess with drugs alcohal and will be wow generation wise outstanding wizard and take brain serious. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more